Bhut Jolokia Chilli
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This chilli, referred to as the Ghost Pepper, Naga Jolokia, Naga King Chilli, or Red Naga, is renowned as one of the spiciest varieties worldwide, characterised by an enduring heat sensation that persists long after eating.
The Bhut Jolokia Chilli boasts a distinctive, wide shape and bulbous top, featuring rough and smooth skin. A lime green colour typically ripens to a deep red, and it offers a scintillating combination of heat and fruity flavour, with hints of apricot or green apple.
NMSU researchers in the USA reported a SHU level of 1,001,304 in 2007, marking the Ghost Chilli, propagated from Indian seeds in 2001, as the hottest pepper in the world.
Capsicum chinense x Capsicum frutescens
Heat Level (Scoville Rating)
Very Hot (750,000-1.5 million SHU)
Measuring 5-8 cm in length and 3 cm in width, Bhut Jolokia Chilli has a distinctive bulbous shape with a delicate, wrinkled exterior. As the chilli matures, its hue shifts from lemon-green to tangerine, before finally turning a vivid crimson-red.
Also known as
Naga Jolokia, Naga Morich, Ghost Pepper, Bih Jolokia, Borbih Jolokia, King Cobra Chilli, Nagahari, Naga Moresh
Germinating Bhut Jolokia chilli requires a steady temperature of 24-28℃ and pre-soaking in a diluted tea solution can improve germination success. This chilli species is also tall, reaching heights of up to 1.2m, making staking a necessity. Water sparingly and carefully handle its fruit and seeds; protective eyewear and gloves are advised. A greenhouse or polytunnel is recommended for optimal growth. Once grown, this chilli species can reach high levels of heat. Heat levels range from 750,000 - 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units and the fruit can be dried or frozen for long-term storage.
Cooking & Eating
This chilli warrants caution; one pod should be sufficient for four to five people in any curry or sauce. Bhut Jolokia Chilli has an enduring spiciness which can persist for several hours after eating, yet it still fruity flavour and aroma. Its thin flesh means the pods are ideal for drying.
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One of our favourites in the range. Balanced subtle tones, good burn time and will definitely buy again. Matt
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